Yesterday was 45 degrees and rainy, so instead of doing much work I decided to spend the day planning for sunnier days aka summer aka a million years from now apparently. Step 1: find a bathing suit. Every season I buy one bottom and/or one top at Target because, well, Target bathing suits. However I recently discovered Asos (thanks Charisse!) dresses which led to Asos bathing suits which led to me realizing that other places make affordable bathing suits that fit! What!
Random sidenote: when I was looking for honeymoon bathing suits I was like hey I should get all bridal and get a white bathing suit! But on my budget I'm not about to buy a bathing suit I can't wear more than once, and I had this kind of sad/weird realization: I don't really think there's ever going to be a point in life again in which I will be tan enough for a white bathing suit because, well I'm a grown up. It seems like a small thing, but high school and college Lindsay tanned for sport in the summers. Confession: in college I may or may not have scheduled classes around prime rays (shout out to the other sun worshippers who know that's 11 am - 1 pm!). (I hate college Lindsay too.) When I went to the pool or beach I'd wear SPF 8 suncreen (with tanning oil) for like 1 day and then go sans-sunscreen the rest of the season. These days, a much more aware Lindsay wears SPF 30-45 AT MINIMUM. Never anything less because I'll be damned if I'm spending half my paycheck every month on organic food to ensure a long healthy life and then end up with freaking skin cancer because I wanted to look like I stayed on the grill 10 minutes too long. And also that whole full-time job thing prevents me from basking in the prime rays on the reg. So basically bathing suit shopping led me to a realization that, even though I generally feel like a child in a suit, I am in fact growing up. Anyway.
Onto the bathing suits, here some of my favorites, I love all the different shapes and styles (and price tags):
Can we talk about one-pieces? I've seen them everywhere, and they're not our mama's one pieces either. I don't know if I could pull some of these off but I love them:
$26 from ChicNova (real question: do you wear double sided tape with this?)
$70 from Asos (I may just leave my price range and my comfort zone for this one)
Let's talk about Asos really quick: free (2 day) shipping, free returns, extremely good prices, extremely cool clothes. I ordered 7 white dresses from Asos for my rehearsal dinner, tried them on, picked one, put the rest in the return envelope, and dropped them in the mail dropbox down the street from my house. It is too easy. And too cheap. And too great of clothes. Asos Curve is their plus size line that is off the charts (bathing suits too!). I'm not getting paid by them to talk about them, I just want everyone to know because when I got my first order from them I was like WHY didn't anyone tell me about this? And my friend Charisse was like I HAVE been telling you about this and I was like WHY don't I listen the first time?
Also - Target has lowered their free shipping minuimum to $25, and you now have 365 days to return some items. While all of this is exciting, it is extremely dangerous for my online shopping habit which seems to be spinning out of control.
Where do you find affordable bathing suits?